British Transport Police officer dies after contracting coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to a “kind and thoughtful” British Transport Police (BTP) officer who has died after contracting coronavirus.

Apr 18, 2020
By Tony Thompson

Chief Constable Paul Crowther announced the death of Detective Constable John Coker, 53, who died on Friday night (April 17) after becoming ill last month.

“John has been part of the BTP family for over a decade and became a detective constable within the CID department at Euston where he was much loved and respected by all those he worked with,” said Mr Crowther.

“His colleagues remember a man who was charismatic, kind and thoughtful and took everything in his stride. He will be greatly missed by all in the force”.

Mr Coker is survived by his wife and their three children.

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